Yellowstone NP: Natl Park Information

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Yellowstone National Park is America’s first national park and thus an example of careful preservation of our unique resources, beautiful landscapes and historic sites in the United States.

Yellowstone NP was established in 1872 by an act of Congress. This unique area of geothermal wonders is a wilderness that is visited each year by millions. There are many sights to see, but before you come, it’s wise to explore all the information available. If your trip is better planned, it can be more fulfilling. Contact the park directly at 307-344-7381.

Seasons and Fees

  • Hours & Seasons
    Know what is open and the best time to stop at the visitor centers, campgrounds, stores and other facilities.
  • Park Fees
    Knowing what the entrance fees are for Yellowstone NP will help you plan effectively.

Things to Do and See

  • Park Highlights
    There is so much to see in the park. From geothermal features like Old Faithful to vast expanses like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, you can easily spend a week here without getting bored.
  • Camping
    Experience the park by sleeping under the stars at one of 12 campgrounds.
  • Lodging
    Lodges and hotels are available throughout the park. Make your reservations early.
  • Junior Ranger Program
    Get all the details on how your kids can become Junior Rangers.
  • Ranger Program
    Ranger led walks, talks, and evening programs are offered year-round.

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